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The image of all Nagas sitting in their respective kitchens feasting on dead fishes preserved in formalin for the past 30 plus years has not been able to leave my mind since I read the papers this morning. And here, I say “all Nagas”, because even in the most interior villages, I have seen villagers relishing Pankaj, the non-local fish, which had mostly been supplied from outside for all these years. I have also often thought how this fish suddenly made its appearance in Nagaland after so many years, because we never saw this species in our markets till the late 1980’s.
Bill hi kapa chitharan kaphungnaowui ngalei kala lansinli haklak eina  saza kapai khalei khamataia provision chiya section 15 (3) “The local Authority” da kapikahai hiwui kakhalatva Village Authority kala District Councilna marketing sakhavai wuivang Ngalei zimiksho 7 (shinithang) wui lungli ngaranmi phalungra. Kalikha Village Authority kala District councilna Ngalei mamirarkha Deputy Commissionerna ngalei kala building chi Marketing Committeeli mikahaora. Chieina kaphungwui ngalei kala building hi DC na awui ningkhan eina Govt. li mihai kapaiwui pangshap hiya arbitrary salak kahai kala michang salak kahaiya sectionna.
The manipulations of our origin that is clearly being attempted by Hidutva is the declaration that “The Christians in India are children of Ram,” by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries. She, a BJP MP of Fatehpur (UP) adopted deceptive tactics in her attempt to misinterpret the identity of non-Hindus including Nagas. Nagas belong to the Mongolian race and have nothing to do with Ram historically, religiously or in any other way. The so-called Ghar Wapsi or “homecoming” conversion melas or uniform civil codes do not arise in the case of Nagas, including Gaidinliu’s Heraka.
With the changing ambience in domestic politics and foreign positioning of India, it is important to take a closer look at new developments in the Northeast region. The ‘Act East Policy’ (AEP) is an integral part of this new changing climate in the region. Northeast is not just a gateway to South East Asia but is an extended corridor for growth, progress and prosperity of India. Northeast region, particularly Manipur is a physical and strategic partner of India’s AEP while enhancing connectivity by land, air and sea to transforms corridors of connectivity into corridors of economic cooperation.
Reams have been written about the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015 between Union government and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), or NSCN-IM. The agreement has raised expectations among the Naga people but also apprehension in neighbouring Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, and rightly so. States that have been created after due consideration of a number of factors and their geographical boundaries clearly mapped out can hardly be expected to take kindly to any attempt at rearranging those boundaries. But let’s look at whether this is the only sticking point or if there are issues too — between the protagonists of the Naga peace talks, the NSCN-IM, and Delhi.
The protracted Indo-Naga peace-talk is a dear issue the Nagas are sincerely praying for. The signing of the Framework Agreement on 3rd August, 2015 has brought a ray of hope for an amicable settlement. The talks being held at the highest level and looking at the current situation, we believe that the two governments are serious. We bestow our trust to the people on the negotiating table and meantime pray for the Godly wisdom to prevail.

By Kharingyo Shimrah

In the time of World War I (1914–18), the British Government recruited a number of labourers and porters from the Naga tribes. As part of the labor corps, around 2000 Nagas and many more from North east led by RS Ruichumhao were sent to France, where, alienated from the other British Indian troops, they developed a sense of unity. They agreed that after returning to their homeland, they will work towards unity and friendship among the various Naga tribes. These Nagas under RS Ruichumhao leadership come together with the British officials, formed the Naga Club in 1918. Mr. R.S. Ruichumhao was one of the few who can speak English and translate to fellow Naga about the ideas of the important of forming Naga Club. No doubt he is one of the visionary leaders who contribute the ideas of forming the Naga Club. However, His name was excluded in the signing of memorandum to Simon Commission because his interest has turn toward spreading of Gospel in Nagalim.

In short, Mr. R. Suisa biography can be described as- teacher, missionary, politician, revolutionary, thinker and settled down as vegetable vendor in Dimapur town [Nagaland]. In other words, R. Suisa is a Pastor, MLA, MP [Lok Sabha], Naga revolutionary [underground], later resigned from NNC and ventured to put up his proposal of India-Naga issue as Naga well-wisher. Mr. Suisa was born in Somdal Village, western side of Ukhrul district

The historic ‘Memorandum of the Naga Hills’ that was officially submitted to the Indian Statutory Commission on January 10, 1929 by the Naga Club, also popularly known as the letter to the Simon Commission, ought to be acknowledged as perhaps the starting point for what we have come to understand as the ‘journey of common hope’ for the Naga people.

 

The formation of the Naga Club at Kohima in the year 1918 by the Naga elders was a sincere attempt to bring about a common platform from where the needs and aspirations of the people could be voiced. On the other hand, the letter to the Simon Commission is inspiring in that it had the foresight and vision to recognize early on, the rights of the Naga people, while demonstrating the spirit of oneness that is so lacking today.

Once in an academic discussion in Jawaharlal Nehru University, a noted historian from the northeast stated that the Kukis and the Nagas are traditional enemy, this was resented by some young Naga scholars and make the historian to retract his statement. It is true that despite the history of the Kuki-Naga relationship was marked by mistrust and suspicion, the enmity between the Nagas and the Kukis are not older than the colonial period.

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